Tag: David Lee Roth

Tuesday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Van Halen (David Lee Roth Era)

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Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. Credited with “restoring hard rock to the forefront of the music scene”, Van Halen is known for its energetic live shows and for the work of its acclaimed lead guitarist, Eddie Van Halen. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

From 1974 until 1985, Van Halen consisted of Eddie Van Halen; Eddie’s brother, drummer Alex Van Halen; vocalist David Lee Roth; and bassist Michael Anthony. Upon its release, the band’s self-titled debut album reached No. 19 on the Billboard pop music charts. By the early 1980s, Van Halen was one of the most successful rock acts of the time. The album 1984 was a hit; its lead single, “Jump”, is the band’s only U.S. number one single to date and was internationally known.

As of March 2019, Van Halen is 20th on the RIAA list of best-selling artists in the United States; the band has sold 56 million albums in the States and more than 80 million worldwide, making them one of the best-selling groups of all time. As of 2007, Van Halen was one of only five rock bands with two studio albums that sold more than 10 million copies in the United States. Additionally, Van Halen has charted 13 number-one hits in the history of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart. VH1 ranked the band seventh on a list of the top 100 hard rock artists of all time.

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week we feature music from:  Kurtis Blow, Lionel Richie, Supertramp, Pat Benatar, Beastie Boys, Joe Jackson, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Blondie, David Lee Roth and more . . .

Artist Countdown: Van Halen Top 50 Hits 6pm ET

van-halenVan Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. Its 1978 debut album, Van Halen—featuring guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony—is widely considered to be among the most “original” and “revolutionary” albums to “change rock and roll.”

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Van Halen is the 19th best-selling band/artist in United States history, with sales of over 56 million albums in the U.S. and over 86 million albums worldwide, (with the band’s former record company, Warner Bros. Records, last certifying Van Halen’s albums in 2004.) Van Halen is one of only five rock bands that have had two albums sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S. Additionally, Van Halen has had the most #1 hits in the history of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart.

In addition to Van Halen’s many popular songs, the band is known for the drama surrounding the exits of former members. The multiple exits of lead singers David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone were surrounded in controversy and press coverage, including numerous conflicting press statements between the former singers and the band. Following their 2004 concert tour the band was on a hiatus from the public until September 2006, when new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen’s place was confirmed and Roth reunion rumors began to re-surface, both events coinciding with the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on March 12, 2007. After years of speculation, Van Halen began a tour with Roth across North America in 2007 and into 2008. On December 26, 2011, Van Halen announced a tour for 2012, and released their first album in 14 years, A Different Kind of Truth, on February 7, 2012.  –Ctsy Wikipedia

1 Jump
2 Why Can’t This Be Love
3 When It’s Love
4 Panama
5 Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
6 (Oh) Pretty Woman
7 Dreams
8 Top of the World
9 I’ll Wait
10 Dancing in the Street
11 Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)
12 Poundcake
13 Black and Blue
14 You Really Got Me
15 Hot for Teacher
16 Love Walks In
17 Feels So Good
18 Without You
19 Not Enough
20 Amsterdam
21 Finish What Ya Started
22 Me Wise Magic
23 Tattoo
24 So This Is Love?
25 Dance the Night Away
26 Humans Being
27 Can’t Get This Stuff No More
28 Runaround
29 Right Now
30 Fire in the Hole
31 It’s About Time
32 The Dream Is Over
33 Mean Street
34 Best of Both Worlds
35 Unchained
36 Runnin’ with the Devil
37 And the Cradle Will Rock…
38 Where Have All the Good Times Gone
39 Man on a Mission
40 Secrets
41 She’s the Woman
42 One I Want
43 Push Comes to Shove
44 Cabo Wabo
45 Little Guitars
46 Summer Nights
47 Up for Breakfast
48 The Seventh Seal
49 The Full Bug
50 Mine All Mine